Easter, Thanksgiving, high school graduations, Independence Day or any day in the year could use a centerpiece to wow guests and impress family members with this simple yet effective piece of home decor.
- Suspect arrested for murder, arson in 2018 deaths of couple in Grant County
- Lack of COVID-19 insurance may hamper schools
- Petition to recall Oregon governor circulating in rural counties
- Community planning to raise money for Grant Union boy's basketball head coach with online auction and grab-and-go lunch
- Richard 'Dick' and Evelyn Ray
- Health Department: New Grant County COVID-19 case likely to be reported was actually in Idaho
- McCracken takes first in state in cow cutting
- Behind the mask: People with health problems treated differently while following guidelines
- Riding for those who can't: Highway 26 dedicated to POW/MIA
- Cops and Courts: July 8, 2020
Easter, Thanksgiving, high school graduations, Independence Day or any day in the year could use a centerpiece to wow guests and impress family members with this simple yet effective piece of …
When the United States introduced food rationing at the height of World War II, the government prompted Americans to grow their own produce to be self-sufficient during rough times.
An exciting aspect of spring is the return of wildlife to your backyard. Flocks of birds and hungry squirrels will likely find a new place to call home throughout the neighborhood.
Many Americans who appreciate a luscious, full lawn throughout the spring and summer turn to sprinkler or irrigation systems. To perform at peak performance, they will require attention before…
While growing fruits and vegetables is a rewarding experience, a blooming display in your backyard can give you a sense of pride each time you step outside. Achieving a beautiful garden requir…
Within the home, you and your family rely on many components to maintain your safety. This spring make time to inspect these important systems to ensure they are working efficiently.
Winter weather can quickly degrade important components on your garage door, causing them to rust or seize. Since it’s such an important part of your home that provides convenience and securit…
As the warmer weather begins its arrival, your greenhouse should be prepped and cleaned for the bountiful harvesting season around the corner.
As we welcome spring’s warmer weather, many Americans prepare for the uncomfortable and life-limiting months associated with seasonal allergies. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation …
Barren land and vile wastewater seem irredeemable at first, but the John Day city greenhouse gives those resources a new purpose.
Connie Gyorr and her husband, John, grow soybeans, corn and sunflowers in central Illinois. With a small herd of Boer goats and an assortment of other animals, the farm was an idyllic place to…
Spring is Chad Holliday’s favorite time of year.
The Blue Mountain Eagle Family Health Guide
Like many people, stress and anxiety ruled every aspect of Ashley Stevick’s life before she began practicing yoga.
Strawberry Wilderness Community Clinic introduced a chronic disease management program in January 2020.
Canyon Mountain Center is a non-denominational well-being center for those wishing to explore complementary and supportive health options in John Day. These options include a focus on health a…
When people become noncompliant with medication, it can lead to increased illness and death.
Many parts of Oregon remain at risk of high radon — an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas. It is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes up from the ground and is drawn into buildi…
Strawberry Wilderness Community Clinic is expanding services available to the community by introducing Community Health Workers.
Blue Mountain Hospital District is growing and providing new services, especially those related to rehabilitation. In the past, physical therapy was the only service available. Now we have a f…
From the picturesque Strawberry Mountains to the winding waters of the John Day River, Grant County is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in Oregon. An outdoor oasis, the area boasts y…
Roger and Meredith Ediger received an Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Award, presented by the Oregon Farm Bureau, at the Aug. 24 State Fair in Salem.
Thelma Kite’s mother, Clara Miller, served as midwife for several relatives, and when she gave birth to Thelma July, 23, 1923, Clara instructed her sister in the birth.
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Who says Grant County closes down at sunset?
Kim Lemons and his wife, Carla, received a Sesquicentennial Award as owners of Ingle Butte Ranches in Mt. Vernon. The award was presented by the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program.
Kaden Madden, 17, has bagged a big game animal every season since he was 12, but last year was epic with a buck, a doe, a bull and a near-record black bear.
My first book bull will always hold a dear place in my heart as “finally I’ve arrived!” Ha!
The Tamaracks of gold, like the ancients of old, since the beginning of time,
When Andy Day of John Day went out for bow season in the fall of 2017, he wasn’t hunting for a trophy deer but for prize memories with his grandsons, 6-year-old Noah Cobb and 4-year-old Cooper…
The mild winter with warmer temperatures and little snow abruptly ended in late February when several feet or more of the fluffy stuff fell within a few days in many parts of the state, especi…
If you haven’t tried a one-pan meal yet, and you’re looking for a new recipe for elk steaks, here is a winner for you. The mixture of three types of mustard and honey along with spices creates…
Rylee Browning doesn’t remember the earliest times she went hunting with her parents. She was still an infant riding in a pack carried by her mother, Winnie.
Everyone likes shooting nice tight little groups, and I must admit that is really fun. Lord knows I’ve spent and will yet spend many an hour doing just that. But from a practical point of view…
Motorcyclists interested in “the road less traveled” — free of heavy traffic — will find the sights, curves, forests and rock formations in Grant County a breath of fresh air.
Rich gold diggings in the Elkhorn Mountains of Eastern Oregon drew 5,000 residents to the town of Sumpter in the early 1900s. At its height, Sumpter claimed plank sidewalks, seven hotels, 16 s…
A drive through Dayville, Kimberly, Spray, Monument and Long Creek offers an abundance of scenic views, but the area is more than just a feast for the eyes.
Swimming, hiking, fishing and mountain biking — Magone Lake offers an abundance of recreational opportunities on the Malheur National Forest.
The gold mining boom and bust in Oregon’s Blue Mountains left a legacy of altered landscapes and industrial-sized historical artifacts that draw visitors from around the U.S.
Olive Lake is unique in offering visitors a trifecta of recreation, nature watching and history all in one package.
In his first state of the city address in March 2018, John Day City Manager Nick Green called on the city to be smart about spending and to stick with its strategy for success.
The collapse of the timber industry in Grant County over the past decades negatively impacted the entire community, from jobs to schools to public services.
The challenges facing Grant County are clearly economic. Loss of timber mill jobs has impacted all sectors of the local economy. But there are successes. County government continues to provide…
This year is shaping up to be a banner year for tourism in Grant County.
Long Creek is a can-do community.
Two major upgrades in Dayville, supported by significant grants, include the renovation of the 99-year-old Dayville Community Hall and 95-year-old Dayville School.
The Grant County Economic Development office offers a wide variety of assistance, both in knowledge with business and organization planning and the ability to connect with funding and other re…
The People Mover has come a long way since it was founded in the 1970s. Still considered a frontier county, it was once a small, volunteer-ran program through the Senior Citizens Association t…
Mt. Vernon city officials are moving on three major projects, including wastewater system upgrades, city park improvements and a new location for city hall, which will create space for a new museum.
Bringing broadband internet connectivity to Grant County has been a geographic, financial and political challenge, but some light glimmers at the end of the tunnel.
Prairie City took a hit in 2009 with the closure of the Prairie Wood Products mill outside of town and a general decline in timber production during the past decades.
Two years ago, the city of John Day embarked on an ambitious project — to purchase and restore the Oregon Pine mill site to create a home for our new wastewater treatment plant. But it wasn’t …
At 4,690 feet on Highway 395 in Bear Valley, the small town of Seneca was a company town that has evolved over the years into a cohesive community serving surrounding ranches and occasional tourists.